The biggest accomplishments come from the smallest steps

Thu, Jan 1 2015


Musician. Composer. Loves a good fanfare.

A music career that spans more than 30 years is bound to have some game-changing realizations. How else could a youthful trumpet player with a love for playing music evolve into a seasoned composer with a passion for writing it?

“It’s been an interesting path. I had always thought my life would be in jazz—I never thought I’d end up in classical composition,” says Allan. “If you’d have told me in high school that in 20 years I’d be the composer in residence for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, I would have said you were nuts,” he laughs.

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